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Edmonton City Councillors Consider Zoning Restrictions on Marijuana Dispensaries

Article by Elise Stolte, Edmonton Sun City councillors are asking if new marijuana dispensaries should be kept away from schools and restricted like liquor stores. Worried about a proliferation of dispensaries and grow-ops when Ottawa legalizes recreational marijuana, Coun. Mike Nickel introduced a lengthy zoning inquiry at council’s planning committee Wednesday. “We can’t bury our heads in the sand anymore ...

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One Man in Custody After Police and Bailiff Shut Down Ottawa Pot Shop

Article by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen One of Ottawa’s 17 illegal pot shops has been forcibly closed, but not by the drug squad. A bailiff arrived at the CannaGreen dispensary on Roydon Place Wednesday afternoon to enforce an eviction order. The shop had continued operating after an eviction notice was posted on the door Tuesday and the locks were changed. ...

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Mettrum Voluntarily Recalls Select Products Exposed to Plant Spray

Article by Lift According to a press release, Mettrum Health Corp. is voluntarily recalling medical cannabis products that were exposed to a foliar plant spray that contained traces of an ingredient – a natural pesticide widely used in agriculture – that was not disclosed by the third-party manufacturer on the list of ingredients, or in the product Material Safety Data ...

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Seeds and Clones Scarce for Hopeful Canadian Home Growers

Article by TG Branfalt Jr, Ganjapreneur Despite a Federal Court ruling in February allowing medical marijuana patients to grow their own medicine in Canada, individuals have limited access to seeds, seedlings, and clones at affordable prices, according to a Globe and Mail report. Just one licensed producer, Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp., is authorized to sell the small plants or seeds ...

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Pot Tax Would Reduce Profits, Allow Black Market to Thrive: Report

Article by Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail The parliamentary budget watchdog says Ottawa stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars – not billions – from the first year of recreational marijuana sales, and that the black market will continue to bloom if the federal government applies much more than a sales tax on legal pot. In a report ...

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Snoop Dogg Tours Tweed’s Niagara Greenhouse

Article by Scott Rosts, Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier via Niagara This Week Niagara is no stranger to celebrity visits, but they don’t often come to tour greenhouses in the community. That was the case last Friday, however, when rapper Snoop Dogg visited Niagara-on-the-Lake to visit the medical marijuana facility operated by Tweed. “Snoop did a tour to inspect the facility and ...

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Competition From Black Market Means Legal Marijuana Won’t Likely be Tax Cash Cow: PBO

Article by Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen Legal marijuana must be delicately taxed and competitively priced or consumers will retreat to the black market, negating a core rationale for legalization, the parliamentary budget officer said Tuesday. Should the Liberals follow that advice it means recreational pot sales, initially at least, will generate only modest sales tax revenues – about $618 million ...

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Molson Coors Thinking ‘Very Carefully’ About Legalization of Marijuana

Article by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press via Ottawa Citizen Molson Coors says it is looking to Colorado for insight on the possible effects the legalization of marijuana in Canada could have on its beer sales. Stewart Glendinning, CEO of Molson Coors International, was asked by an analyst Tuesday during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call for his opinion on ...

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Why Home Marijuana Cultivation will be a Headache for Regulators

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News Toronto-based True North Seed Bank sells every kind of marijuana seed you could possibly want. You can choose seeds that will grow short plants, tall plants, plants with lots of THC or only a bit, blue, white, red or purple plants, plants bred to grow outdoors, indoorsor in greenhouses, plants with effects from “talkative” to “uplifting” to “tingly.” ...

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